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Demian Maia Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Record, Award, Career

Demian Maia Biography: Demian Maia is a professional Brazilian MMA fighter, submission grappler, and 5th-degree Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.

Demian Maia Biography

Demian Maia Biography: Demian Maia was born on 6 November 1977 in São Paulo, Brazil. He began training at the age of four and continued until he was six. When he was a teenager, he began learning Kung Fu and Karate. Maia was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by his cousin when he was nineteen years old.

Demian achieved his black belt after four years and seven months of training. Demian Maia completed his education and got a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a fifth-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has won multiple significant events while competing for Team Brasa. Maia has previously stated that a three-hour private class he once had with Rickson Gracie was one of the most influential times in his Jiu-Jitsu career.

Demian Maia Biography

Demian Maia Wiki

NameDemian Maia
Date Of Birth6 November 1977
Birth PlaceSão Paulo, Brazil
Height6ft 0inch
Zodiac SignScorpio
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Net Worth$2.8 million
Car CollectionN/A

Demian Maia Personal Life

He married Renata, who works for a Brazilian magazine.

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What is Demian Maia’s Net Worth?

According to Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb, and other online sources, Demian Maia’s net worth is $2.8 million

Demian Maia Biography

Demian Maia MMA Career

On September 21, 2001, they fought at Tormenta en el Ring in Caracas, Venezuela. Maia won his MMA debut by TKO in just 48 seconds against Sosa. He returned after a four-year absence to submit Lukasz Chewlicki with an armbar at The Cage Vol. 4 – Redemption. Maia then competed at Super Challenge 1, winning three victories in one night to become the under-83 kg Super Challenge Champion for 2007. In 2007, he competed against Ryan Stout in GFC – Evolution. Stout’s shoulder fractured after Maia turned him into mount early in the first round, resulting in a stoppage due to injury.

Demian Maia UFC Career

On August 7, 2007, it was reported that Maia had signed a contract with the UFC. Initially, he was scheduled to face veteran Marvin Eastman, but Eastman dropped out due to eye surgery. His replacement is Ryan Jensen, a Team Quest trainee. The preliminary fight occurred at UFC 77 in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 20. Maia won the first round by rear naked choke and received the Submission of the Night award, which earned him an additional $40,000.

On April 19, 2008, Maia fought Ed Herman, a Team Quest fighter and TUF 3 finalist, at UFC 83 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. At 2:27 of the second round, Maia lost Herman through technical Submission due to a mounted triangle hold. The victory, which earned him $75,000, received him Submission of the Night honors for the second time.

Chael Sonnen, a WEC star and future contender for the UFC middleweight title, would face Maia at UFC 95 in London, England, on February 21, 2009. During the match, Maia used a lateral drop takedown to throw Sonnen over his head and to the ground, where she quickly took mount. Maia then transitioned to a triangle choke and defeated Sonnen at 2:24 of the first round.

On August 29 at UFC 102, Maia’s next opponent was former title contender Nate Marquardt. During an exchange of punches, Marquardt knocked out Maia with his right hand 21 seconds into the bout, resulting in his first career defeat. Maia fought Dan Miller at UFC 109 on February 6, 2010. Maia won a unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, and 29–28).

Professional Grappling Career

Maia announced in June 2021 that he would return to grappling competition after retiring from professional mixed martial arts. He returned for BJJ Stars 8 on April 30, 2021. Maia fought fellow MMA veteran Alex Oliveira in a super fight and defeated him with a triangle choke at 2:11.

Maia was scheduled to face Sangwook Kim in the main event super fight of the Spyder BJJ ‘Road to Black’ final on February 12, 2023. Maia scored 16 points before submitting Kim with an arm-triangle submission during the match.

Maia said he will compete in a grappling bout against fellow UFC veteran Georges St-Pierre on December 14, 2023, at UFC Fight Pass Invitational 6.

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